Questionable design, construction practices likely contributed to Surfside condo collapse

Dive Brief: Even though it may well get several years to completely unwind what triggered the collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, it seems that there were being several factors of failure, including questionable construction methods, that could have contributed to the tragedy that killed 98 people in […]

Condo collapse spurs inspections, questions about other towers

Dive Temporary Local officers are ramping up inspections and audits of superior-rise buildings in Florida, although insurers nationally and residents as much absent as California rethink the implications of tower residing in the wake of the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse.   Miami-Dade County has reportedly upped its scrutiny of structures […]

Citing FIU bridge collapse, feds propose 10-year debarment for FIGG

Dive Brief: The Federal Freeway Administration (FHWA) has suspended FIGG Bridge Engineers Inc. from participating in any federally funded tasks and has proposed a 10-calendar year debarment period of time for the organization, according to U.S. Section of Transportation correspondence. The company’s suspension went into impact July 14. The letter […]